Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. While we can do important work during our sessions, they are limited to minutes every weeks. There are so many tools and techniques for the couples to practice between sessions, not to mention all the additional information many of them are seeking to supplement their sessions with. There are many resources available to help couples learn new ways to examine and strengthen their relationships.
Here are 10 of my top picks from the last few years. Gary Chapman looks at one of the most common issues in relationship issues, that we speak different love languages. The languages he has identified are: Chapman is able to demonstrate each of our unique needs, and how they must be met for effective relationships. Examples from his own practice are used to illustrate his concepts. The book contains a questionnaire, questions and answers throughout the book, and a journal for further consideration 2.
Some skills focused on are: This version of the book teaches the reader acceptance and commitment therapy ACT. ACT helps each person to accept his or her partner's feelings and emotions, without resorting to judgment. This book helps the couple decide what is important to them, and put these skills into practice. Bethany Marshall This book discusses emotionally unhealthy men. It has you examine the people you choose, and the patterns you repeat.
It makes you ask yourself while relationships can and cannot succeed. It is based in the reality of people's willingness to change, or likelihood to remain in their same bad habits. The book helps women examine what their deal breakers are. What they will and will not tolerate in a relationship. When it is worth fighting for, and when it is time to leave. They learn to set healthy boundaries, and to stick to them. He has authored numerous books that help people turn troubled relationships into positive and workable ones.
This book is based on 20 years of proven research. He discusses what a healthy relationship consists of, looks at emotional connections, and how the couple responds to each other's needs 5. He states, "We all have a tendency to transfer potent feelings, needs, expectations, and beliefs from childhood or from former relationships onto the people in our daily lives, whether they are our intimate partners, friends, or acquaintances.
This can be the key to a healthy relationship in the present. The Ultimate Guide to Better Relationships! Mai Conrad wants her readers to have stronger and healthier relationships than they have ever had. She examines identifying and removing toxic people from your life. This enables a person to have relationships that give them more peace than relationships have before. The Complete Guide to Restoring Trust in Your Relationship" By Mira Kirshenbaum Mira Kirshenbaum states, "Whether broken trust is due to daily dishonesties, a monumental betrayal, or even a history of hurts from the past, it can put a relationship at risk.
She looks at the stages if trust, and when a couple has reached a stage that is appropriate to attempt to rebuild that trusts. She shows you that you can heal and trust each other again, that there is hope for the relationship if you both truly want it to work.
Learning to notice the warning signs before they become major concerns can strengthen the bonds of a couple. The book contains techniques and strategies that the couples can apply to reinforce their bond, and restore the passion they have for each other. Fill out a quiz, practice techniques, and examine the current state of your relationship. It gets to the root of whether a relationship is worth working out, or whether it is comes to its natural conclusion. It helps the reader step back and look at the relationship in a practical manner, and offers guidance on what is in their long term best interest.
Many couples struggle to keep the romance and passion going. The book uses couples who are successful as examples to live by and model your relationship over. It demonstrates that it literally takes only minutes per day to connect with your partner and let them know they are loved. The book comes with an easy to use checklist, so that you can track what you have and have not done for your partner.
It even comes with an audio book you can listen to on the train, or while you are driving. With the help of these aides, most couples can strengthen their marriage to a state that it has not been in years, perhaps ever! For those wanting to build awaken the passion, connection, and intimacy they once had in their relationship, it would seem the price of a book or two would be well worth it.